Review and analysis of quality healthcare system enhancement in developing countries

Zohra Kurji, Zahra Shaheen Premani, Yasmin Mithani

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Quality has multidimensional perspectives. It is a continuous and dynamic process. A systematic search of national and international literature was conducted from peer-reviewed databases MEDLINE, CINAHL and PubMed during January to July 2012. There are many frameworks to assess and measure quality. All frameworks give some levels in which quality could be assessed. Therefore, multiple frameworks should be used for measuring quality based on the situation and environment. Measuring quality is very important for primary healthcare programme, especially for developing countries because if we will not do quality assessment, our resources will not be utilised effectively and people may divert to curative services. Thus, in developing countries where healthcare system needs to optimise resources for increased population coverage and scale up the care, quality approaches can suggest workable solutions to using resources appropriately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-781
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015


  • Measurement of quality
  • Quality
  • Quality approaches


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